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Old 28-04-2004, 12:39   #1
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Hi guys,
The following information is for all of the novice in web hosting world. It's adapted from some website which i don't remember.

1.Difference between shared hosting and dedicated hosting-
The primary difference between dedicated and shared hosting is how the web server is used. With Shared web hosting, the web server is shared between many different websites. With dedicated web hosting, the web server is dedicated to your web site. Both services have their advantages and disadvantages.
Dedicated hosting is any day expensive than shared hosting.

2.What is disk space and bandwidth transfer?
The disk space that you contract for from your web hosting company is the disk space that you will use for your web site (and website logs if you have logging enabled). You can determine how much disk space you will need by looking at the amount of space that your website is using on your own machine.

If you got lots of pictures or other image files there will be a need of more disk space.

Bandwidth or data transfer, refers to the amount of data that has been transmitted by your web server to visitors of your website. For example, if you have one page on your web site that is 10kb large, and that page has one image on it that is 90kb large you will transfer 100kb of data for every user that views that website. So, 10 users would mean that you used 1,000KB of bandwidth.

Disk space is measured in Megabytes (MB) or Gigabytes (GB). Megabyte roughly means 1,024,000 characters and Gigabyte roughly means 1,024 Million characters. Imagine a character as one key on your key board. These amounts determine how many files, documents, or data you can have on your web site.

Data transfer is also measured in Megabytes or gigabytes which determines how much data (how many of your files, documents or data) can be downloaded (transferred to) people accessing your web site. The more people, or the more data each person accesses on your web site the more data is transferred on the network.
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Old 28-04-2004, 13:10   #2
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Hi guys,
The following information is for all of the novice in web hosting world. It's adapted from some website which i don't remember.
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Welcome to SGWHT and thats was a great explanation regarding some of the very commonly asked question of web hosting newbies.
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Welcome to SGWHT and thats was a great explanation regarding some of the very commonly asked question of web hosting newbies.

just a suggestion how about compiling a list of FAQ (webhosting services related faq) and put them as a perm link in sgwht?
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just a suggestion how about compiling a list of FAQ (webhosting services related faq) and put them as a perm link in sgwht?

Yes this is actually already in our "TO-DO list"

The thing is we need to 1) had people who are contributing it, 2) people who are compling it

Please feel free to email us at editor @ sgwebhostingtalk.com so that we can help to compile and post in in our community.
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What's the difference between Managed hosting and colocation hosting?

Managed hosting is similar to dedicated hosting, but you get more service and support. Specifically, the web hosting company will watch over your server, troubleshoot problems, perform regular backups, install patches, etc. The specific services offered by managed hosting companies vary, so make sure you account for this difference as you compare prices.

Colocation is a form of dedicated hosting. If you collocate a server, you provide the hardware and the colocation provider installs it for you in their data center. They take care of making sure that you have a consistent Internet connection and ensure that you have power to your server. You handle everything else with the server. You usually pay for the rack space (the space that your server takes up) and the bandwidth that your server consumes. Colocation is a service that is generally used by more sophisticated users.
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Bandwidth or data transfer, refers to the amount of data that has been transmitted by your web server to visitors of your website.
You might want to reword it... as to me data transfer/bandwidth is not just for web site traffic... e.g. email, ftp, etc... ...

Just my thoughts ;)
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You might want to reword it... as to me data transfer/bandwidth is not just for web site traffic... e.g. email, ftp, etc... ...

Just my thoughts ;)
Hi Choon,
Isn't it mainly for web site traffic?
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Isn't it mainly for web site traffic?
Not really... any data transfer from one to another... like you upload files to your server, like you retrieve your mails using client email program such as outlook express... like you send out mails through your smtp server etc... mainly there are two types... inbound and outbound traffic ;)
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Not really... any data transfer from one to another... like you upload files to your server, like you retrieve your mails using client email program such as outlook express... like you send out mails through your smtp server etc... mainly there are two types... inbound and outbound traffic ;)
yup I agree with you but isnt it right that mostly apart from http other kind of accesses don't contribute much to it .
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Do you need Managed Hosting?

Before you think about managed hosting you will first need to decide whether or not you need a dedicated server. You will need a dedicated server if you have a high-traffic web site. If you only have a small web site with low traffic levels then a shared hosting arrangement should be fine. A dedicated server is more expensive to rent and more difficult to operate than a shared hosting solution but if your business depends on a steady service then you should seriously consider renting a dedicated server.

The only disadvantage with dedicated web hosting is that you will have to do a lot of the server administration yourself, and to do this you will need to possess some technical skills; hence the demand for managed hosting. If you fall into this category of needing a dedicated server but you need your host to provide system administration services such as security, firewalls, monitoring and reporting services, and data backup then most likely you will need managed hosting.
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yup I agree with you but isnt it right that mostly apart from http other kind of accesses don't contribute much to it .
It depends. If you host a mailing list which has huge members base and you allow massive mailing through your network... then this will not be the case ;)
Or if you allow annoy. ftp which allow file sharing etc... again, this is ftp not http but all these does take up bandwidth during the transfer of data... ...
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Old 30-07-2004, 13:30   #13
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How do you find Managed hosting packages?

Many web hosts who once provided only shared and dedicated web hosting are now beginning to offer managed services too. A good place to start looking for managed hosting is through web hosting directories and search engines, by doing a search for managed hosting you should receive a good list of managed hosting providers. Another key place to start is by contacting hosts who are offering dedicated hosting and ask them if they can provide a managed hosting arrangement as well.

Companies providing managed hosting will either offer managed hosting per item or in a pre-configured plan. Per-item managed hosting gives you the freedom to pick and choose what services you need or do not need; on the other hand, a pre-configured plan will include the dedicated server and the managed hosting services at a monthly fee.
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What should I look for in a managed hosting provider?

When choosing a managed hosting provider it is a good idea that your host provides the following qualities:

Reliable and fast support – a good way to find out the response rate and the quality of the services offered by a web host is to send them an email before you sign up with them. If you receive a good response from your web host then this should give you a good indication of the services they are offering.

Freedom – its important to have as much freedom as possible and having the ability to choose from a wide range of services is essential. With managed hosting you might decide that you don’t require firewall support, its important that your web host will provide you with the option of selecting exactly what you need and what you don’t need. Also having the ability to pay monthly is a huge advantage. It will be less of a drain on your budget and you can avoid any expensive yearly contracts.

Fast and reliable connection – You should find out exactly what sort of connection the web host has to the Internet. By asking the web host they should be able to send you their network and connectivity details, you might even be able to find this out on their web site.

Competitiveness – When searching for a managed hosting provider it is important to do your research. Each web host will be offering different managed hosting services all at different rates, you might find that one web host may offer one attractive managed hosting service while another doesn’t. However, as many more web hosts are beginning to offer managed hosting, a new competitive market is developing and the prices for managed hosting are becoming much more affordable with many more services being offered
Managed hosting is ideal for the new online businesses person, looking to build a large online business, and wanting to avoid the extra time and resources spent in-house on managing their dedicated servers. In-turn, managed web hosting has provided a profitable outcome to many online businesses by preventing a waste of valuable resources spent on high skilled employees; months of staff training; and, costs of hardware and software.
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The renting an office is similar to renting space in a web-hosting environment
When you rent a building there are key parts needed to work or live in the space, like rooms, offices, kitchens, toilets, and bathrooms.Similarly, in your web-hosting environment, you will find equally important components that are required to make the space workable. The core components in a web-hosting environment are:

Web Server

The web server is a relatively simple piece of software that accepts requests over HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) and delivers HTML pages and Image files.

FTP Server

FTP is the means of which a web master can transfer files to and from the server. To put your HTML and image files on a server you will generally use FTP to upload (transfer to) your files to the server running the web server.

Mail Server

The mail server consists of two parts POP (Post Office Protocol) and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol). POP is where email is received into your mailbox and SMTP is what is used to send and receive email between mail servers.
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Database Server

If you are using server side scripting on your web server (you use something like Microsoft Internet Information Server) then instead of providing ‘static’ data only on web pages you can provide data from a database allowing your users to search and view the data in different and dynamic way. Also, a Database server is used to gather data from visitors to your site; orders, feedback, discussions and the like.

Each one of the above components are software programs running on servers in the web-hosting environment. You can interact with each of these with special software programs you use on your computer. The main ones being:

Web Browser

When viewing the web you use a web browser like Internet Explorer. Many web hosting companies provide a ‘Control Panel’ to administer your web host account, which you use with your web browser. Most allow you to configure most aspects of your account using a simple web browser.

Web site/page editor

Today many web servers allow editing of WebPages over HTTP (hypertext transfer protocol) based on Microsoft FrontPage technology. These special editors allow you to essentially look at your web site as if you were using a web browser and edit the pages directly as you see them using WYSWIG (What you see if what you get) technology. Most web hosting environments support this, and if you are starting out, make sure it is available. One tip: make sure the web host providing this really does understand this technology – it is the main area of which many hacks and security intrusions occur.

FTP Client

This is a very simple piece of software that allows you to view the server folders and files in your web host account as if they were files and folders on your own computer. You can then drag and drop files

Database Administration Client

The most common databases used with web servers are Microsoft SQL Server (available only on Windows) and MySQL (commonly found on Linux and UNIX but also available on Windows). SQL Server comes with it’s own administration client where you can view your databases, edit them, backup data and do all the administration functions you need. MySQL has an active online community where there is a range of administration clients available.
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What is a domain name?
A domain name is the address that users will enter in their web browser (like Internet Explorer or Netscape) to access your web site.

Why You Need A Domain Name?


On the World Wide Web your domain name is your own unique identity. No two parties can ever hold the same domain name simultaneously; therefore your Internet identity is totally unique. If you have a business site on the Internet your domain name is your own online brand and in a sense you can use your domain name as your online business card. With your own domain name your web site, and e-mail addresses for example will have that professional look, being unique to your business. Many people often miss the importance of having and then keeping their domain name until they lose it. Once this happens they soon realize that they have lost their whole online identity.
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How does a domain name work?

To understand why you need a domain name you first need to know how a domain name works.

A domain name is an addressing construct, used for finding and identifying computers on the Internet. Computers use Internet Protocol (IP) Addresses, which are a series of numbers used to identify each other on the Internet; however, many people find it hard to remember IP Addresses. Because of this, domain names were developed so that easily remembered names and phrases could be used to identify entities in the Internet instead of using an IP Address.

For example, the domain name sgwebhostingtalk.com identifies the company sgwebhostingtalk. When a user types the domain name sgwebhostingtalk.com in their browser or sends an email to sgwebhostingtalk.com the Domain Name System (DNS) will translate the domain name into IP numbers. These are then used by the Internet to connect the user to sgwebhostingtalk.com's web presence.
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Thanks priyanka, really enjoy reading this section it helps me learn a lot about web hosting! Hope you can continue posting
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May I know what's "Reseller hosting"? What's the difference with this and other types of hosting? Which is better and more economical for a locally hosted forum website?

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May I know what's "Reseller hosting"? What's the difference with this and other types of hosting? Which is better and more economical for a locally hosted forum website?

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Hi spacefrodo,
In simple words, reseller hosting is the hosting where you resell the websites to other people. For example, if you take a plan from a web host where you get 6 websites within an account, you use 1 site for your own developement and you resell the left 5 sites to your clients. you have to allocate the space , bandwidth among those sites according to your plan.
You can hide our identity from your clients by getting your own name (DNS) servers (ns1.yourdomain.com and ns2.yourdomain.com). You can also customize your control panel. Your clients can check/manage their emails using our anonymous (with no identity) web mail interface.

If one wants to manage and sell domains of his own then shared hosting is good....however, if they just want to provide space and managing rights to their clients then it is cheaper for the person who is selling but costlier for the person who is using it.

I hope you have understood what a reseller hosting is.
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Thanks priyanka. I understand the concept now.
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Thanks priyanka. I understand the concept now.
In case of any further confusion do let me know.
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I am bored with this topic. It has been retyped over and over for several thousand times...
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Very true ! agreed with Tobey

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Hi ******** n tobey ,
When you know a concept , you wont like to read it as you know the detail but people who don't know it ,they will like to read it again and again.
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Could someone explain what "unmetered data transfer" means?
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Could someone explain what "unmetered data transfer" means?
Hi notanakin,
Unmetered data transfer basically means that you will not receive any bill on bandwidth which you can get if you go for a 50GB Bandwidth plan and you exceed the limit. It's a synonym of Unlimited bandwidth. That's basically a marketing gimmick used by certain hosts to dupe customers. If you want to go for reliability,quality,avoid any host with unmetered data transfer plan.
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If i host 2 or more domain/website on a shared plan with different usernames for the control panel and staticstics, how do i check that the TOTAL space/bandwidth/other-limited-options is not over what I am allocated for? different users are not suppose to be able to see each other right? and i thought only reseller account can see the total numbers
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